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I work with the child and the parent by showing them what to practice at home. I make sure the parents take notes so that they know what to do if the student gets stuck. Suzuki is ear training first, then learning to read after they find out how much fun it is to play well.
For older students I do a combined program as they can take in more information and have a longer attention span that a 4 year old.
I have studied music at St. Charles Community College and East Central College in Union, Missouri under Dr. Jennifer Judd. I was certified in Suzuki Book 1 - Book 4, under Dr. Mary Craig Powell from 1997 - 2000.
Tuition at Wentzville Music is $80/mo for 1/2 each week. We have not raised our price in 14 years because I want everyone to be able to learn to play an instrument that has a desire to learn.
My first student was my daughter. I had taken both piano and flute from childhood on, so when she asked to learn I felt I could teach her.
She is now 36 years old and has been teaching piano since she was 16.
All types of students have taken lessons from me. I have taught students from 3 1/2 - 78. I have taught children and adults with learning disabilites including ADHD, Autisic, Down Syndrom and Blind. I learn from them as to how to teach. Each child and adult teaches something that makes me a better teacher.
We are getting ready to take our store on the road for a music competition in Kansas City. 13 of my students are going to compete in the solo division and 4 in the theory quiz ball. It is a fun weekend filled with lots of music. The students learn 2 pieces, memorized and with all the details, and play for a judge. If they get a combined average of 95 or above, they get a trophy.
Last year it was at Lake of the Ozarks, Lodge of the 4 Seasons. This year it is at the Adams Mark in KC. Next year it should be back in St. Louis.
Meet the teacher to see if you are a good fit. Find out any questions about what is expected and make sure you understand that it takes practice to reach your potential.
At teacher friend of mine says, "Even Mozart had to practice."